Vatican City, May 11, 2020 / 08:20 am
The Vatican Museums are preparing to reopen by reservation only with new health measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to the general secretary of Vatican City State.
"For the incoming public, we are completing the installation of some thermal scanners for detecting temperature," Bishop Fernando Vérgez Alzaga said in an interview published May 9 by L'Osservatore Romano.
"Clearly, it will not be possible to welcome large groups for a long time," he said.
Entrance to the museums will only be possible via prior reservation to limit the number of people in the museum and stagger entrance times, and all visitors will be required to wear a mask.